Amanda Peet Welcomes Daughter Molly June

04/22/2010 at 06:25 PM ET
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It’s a girl for Amanda Peet and husband David Benioff!

After going into labor early, Peet ditched a scheduled Tuesday appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman and instead delivered daughter Molly June Benioff late Monday, April 19 in New York City, the Please Give star’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Mother and daughter are doing great,” says Peet’s rep. Baby Molly joins big sister Frances, 3.

Peet, 38, and Benioff, a screenwriter, announced the pregnancy in December.

What do you think of the name Molly June? Leave your thoughts and congratulations in the comments.

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Rose on

Congratulations Amanda, David and Frances

Lau on

The name is absolutely adorable. Congrats!

Brooklyn on

Congrats to them!

I LOVE the name Molly!

Philippa on

Aw that’s a cute name! Congrats to them!

Brooke on

I absolutely love the name. I think that June is underused and it pairs perfectly with Molly.

Molly on

Couldn’t have picked a better name 😀 (And funny enough, I’m Molly May!)

Liliana on

Congratulations to the entire family!

Her name is so sweet.

SY on

Nice classic names for her daughters, love them!

Jessicad on

I love the name!! Bet she’s gorgeous like her Mama:)



Julie on

What a beautiful name! So unique too, I think this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a celebrity naming their daughter Molly. It’s refreshing and sweet to hear a classic and traditional name.

Karen on

How funny I just got done talking to my friend about her daughter Molly Frances

Mallory on

Awwwww! Yay! Congrats to them. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Molly!

Blondiebear on

Lovely name, fits very well with Frances. I’m sure she’ll be another beautiful girl.

maggie on

aaaaaaawwwwwwwwww! i like the name molly, it’s very sweet. i can’t wait to see pics of her

Heather Lynn on

Congrats to the Peet-Benioff Family! Molly June is such a sweet name. A great traditional name that pairs nicely with sister Frances. I can’t want to see pictures of little Molly- I’m sure she’s just as beautiful as her mama and big sister are.

J.D. on

Aw, such a sweet name. I love the name Molly. Congrats to the Benioff family!

Kristin on

love the name Molly!!! I always wanted to name a daughter Molly Jayne, but I was blessed with three boys instead.

Allegra on

Congratulations to them! I’ve always loved the name Molly. 🙂

Molly J on

Great name!

Kimmba on

Molly is a wonderful name !!!! It was one of our runner-ups when we had our daughter.

Congrats to Amanda, David and Frances!!

Alanna on

congrats amanda 🙂

Crystal on

I love Amanda Peet. I watch Saving Silverman whenever it comes on and laugh my butt off! That being said I’m not a fan of the name Molly or June. I feel awful just saying it. I know some people are gonna say “then why say anything?” I know I know. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS to Amanda, Dana and Frances! 🙂

Anonymous on

I LOVE IT!!!!! Molly and Frances! or Frankie and Molly. Soo happy for them!

Jessica on

I honestly think it’s real cute. Has a cute southern charm to it. I like it better than Frances, honestly.

shirabee on

beautiful name for a little girl who is sure to be beautiful!!! congrats to amanda, david, and frankie!!!!

Crystal on

I meant David. Amanda, David and Frances!

Fifi on

I LOVE the name Molly! Congrats to them 🙂

Charity on

I love it, but of course I would. I just had my own Molly at Christmas, but the seasonal middle name Amanda used didn’t go for a winter baby, so mine’s Molly Noelle. Way to use an awesome name ! Congrats to the whole family.

Kaylie on

Lol, Molly May – what a cute coincidence! I love Amanda Peet and I love her names choices!

Rye on

congratulations!!! soooooo happy for them!! 🙂 Whenever I hear the name Molly I think of Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost saying, “Molly…You in danger Girl!” LOL. Love it though! 🙂

marie on

Congratulations. I love the name Molly. I’m not sure about June.I hope you, David, and little Frances enjoy the baby.

Jennifer on

I love the name Molly…thank again I might be partial to it! I have a 5 year old daughter named Molly Reagan 🙂

Meghan on

Molly June–that is precious! So old-school, vintage, retro-sounding. Now they have Frankie and Molly! Congrats to the Benioffs! 🙂

Meghan on

Molly June? That is PRECIOUS! It’s very retro, old-school sounding, but in a good way. Frankie and Molly fit nicely together as sibling names; they’re cute and girly but not overly so. Congratulations to the Benioffs! 🙂

Sam & Freya's mum on

Yay for a ‘normal’ celebrity baby name! Congrats to the family on the arrival of their baby daughter/sister. Molly’s a lovely timeless name. Prefer it to Frances too.

Electra on

I really dislike the name Molly. It sounds so juvenile to me.Its very different from Frances Penn which sounds very formal, adult and a little androgynous. I like the name June tho, I’m fond of month names. Congrats to them.

shalay on

I adore the name Molly. As a little girl, I gave my babydoll that name, and maybe one day I can name my future daughter that as well! Congrats to Amanda and her family.

kmb on

a beautiful, normal, not-overused name!! that’s refreshing in celeb world! such an adorable name, can’t wait to see this little one!

CelebBabyLover on

I love that name, and I hope little Molly wasn’t too early! 🙂

robinepowell on

I like the two names she picked. Easy say and spell and they’re normal too. So two girls Francis (Frankie) and Molly. Poor David is out numbered three to one, lol!! 😛

Congratulations to the family on their second beautiful baby girl. 😀

Shelly on

I have/ was blessed with three boys and still want a girl but have ms but love the name molly june!! How early was she??

Allie-Rose on

Congratulations to Amanda, David and Frances!

I’m not a fan of the name Molly, but I like Molly June, it flows well.

Luna on

I love the name Molly June, which is weird because I don’t really like June, and am not crazy about Molly. But it works! I don’t like the name Frances, but like Frankie, so I think Frankie Penn is adorable. Congrats Amanda, David, and Frankie on the next several blessed years with what I’m sure is a gorgeous baby. 🙂

KC on

Molly is cutesy and never seems to age. I find it hard to take a 40-year-old woman named Molly seriously. And it doesn’t go with Frances at all. Frances and Molly? They sound like they belong to two different families. Or as if one is the grandmother and one the baby granddaughter. Just my 2 cents.

Anonymous on

love the name Combo of Molly June congratulations to the family and it’s actually pretty common for second borns to be early/on time but I’ve always loved the name June probably being a big fan of the Carter Family {Country Music}

Haute on

Congrats! Not a fan of ‘Molly’ at all – far too juvenile… it just doesn’t grow. Like someone else said, I can’t even fathom speaking with a 40 year old named Molly?! I just think Molly-Dolly! But June is very sweet 🙂

Sophia on

Not big on Molly, but June is adorable, as I’m sure the sweet baby is 🙂 I suppose Frankie and Molly sounds quite cute together…
Anyway, congratulations to Amanda, David and Frankie on the arrival of another gorgeous, healthy little girl!

Conservative Mama on

I love the name Molly June…. I prefer Jane.. but June is just as sweet. I know a few adult Molly’s and the name suits them just fine. Does anyone know when she was actually due? Just wondering how early she delivered.

A on

Molly June was probably due in June. They announced the pregnancy in december, most announce pregnancies after the first trimester.

strupberry on

Hounte: you can’t imagine speaking to Molly Ringwald? 😀

I think they picked a nice name, no doubt it fits the girl just like Frances fits her sister. 🙂

Diva on

I dont like the name Molly June. I LOVE the name Frances, but I dont like Frankie. I like France for short lol.

I wonder if they will call her June, since they gave her a name that cant be put into a nickname like Frances/Frankie.

Its nice they went traditional, but there are PLENTY of traditional names to go around. O well, its not my kid. Congrats to them anyway!

Rachel-Jane on

When I was younger I had an elderly neighbour called Molly, so that’s who the name reminds me of. It does age I think, and it’s a lovely name. Not a fan of June, but it really goes well with Molly. I also think that both Frances and Molly and great old-fashioned names and work together. Congratulations to the family!

K on

Don’t like the name Molly and I’m not a fan of these old-fashioned names coming back in “style”.

Becky on

The name Molly will rise in popularity now. It really is a beautiful, timeless name.

Elizabeth on

My 8-year-old is Molly Josephine, so yeah – I love the name. My Molly loves the song “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” and the line “Molly stays at home and does her pretty face, and in the evening she still sings it with the band.” I’m glad if the name Molly gets a bump in popularity. Mostly people tell me that their dog is named Molly. It seems to be quite the popular dog name.

dee on

Though Molly is not my fave, Molly June is really sweet. And please, give me a Ruby, Frances, Pearl, May etc. over a Madisynn, Addison, Ava, Mackenzie any day.

MiB on

I love the name Molly, and maybe it’s a cultural thing, but I really don’t see it as a juvenile name at all. I also love the name June and it flows nicely with Molly. Frankie Penn and Molly June, it has a nice ring to it! Congratulations to the whole family, I hope that Molly will be healthy and come home soon.

gala on

How early did she deliver? Does anybody know when her due date was? I think it was in June (maybe that’s where they got the idea for the name) I’m glad to hear everyone is well. Congrat to them!

L on

I’m surprised the EDD wasn’t given. Pffft.

Patrice on

I love, love, love this name! It is so classic and pretty : ) Very Southern actually, I could see them calling her “Molly June” instead of just Molly. Congrats!

Janet on

Love, love, love the name. And not just because my 19 year old daughter is also Molly June!!

Molly on

Of course I love the name “Molly” – I’ve been sporting it for 30 years now. I’ve had a lot of compliments on it and I love that there aren’t a lot of “Mollys” out there. It’s a great choice. Molly June is a cute combo!

Brittany on

I love the name, I am a fan of Amanda Pete aswell. Congrats to her!! Frances and Molly is a cute sibling name combination!!

Molly June on

when i was growing up i didnt like the name molly, for 1 i thought, well when i grow up ill have a little kid name, 2 i never could have a nick-name. i love my name now though because not alot of people my age are named molly. soooo yes i love the name!

Alicia Hudson on

Congratulations to the prettiest actress and her beautiful family!! Best of wishes to all!! with much love, the C&A Hudson family

Larry N. on

Molly is an English translation of the Jewish Malcah. Congratulations to the family for recognizing their cultural roots.

Jessi on

Love, love the name 🙂
Congratulations the whole family 🙂

Christy Cantrell on

I love that name!!! It’s so refreshing in a world of fruit, veggie, inanimate, and kooky names! Congratulations, Amanda and David!

Molly on

Well being Molly Jane myself, I couldn’t think of a better name for her new baby! Congrats to them! By the way I love my name because it isn’t popular!

LisaLou on

I love it…I have a 9 year old named Molly Jean!

Jonjo on

Oh, that Amanda Peet disgusts me!! She knows – or maybe she doesn’t – that I find her beautiful, talented, and charming, but does she care?? NO!! She’s off, having a happy marriage and giving birth and not paying the slightest bit of attention to me!!! Thanks a lot, Amanda. YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!!!!!!!

(BTW, I like the name!)

Molly-olly on

I love the name! My name’s Molly and I adore the name June!
(I just hope Molly doesn’t become too popular! I like how it’s underused!)

Roxy on

June means “Dear” in Persian…Interesting name “Dear Molly”

loco73 on

Congratulations for your new bundle of joy! All the best to Amanda Peet and David Benioff and the entire family, and may all the best days be still ahead for you all! I wish you health, happiness and prosperity!

Also, congratulations to Mr. Benioff and his work! All of the “A Song Of Ice And Fire” fans, expect with great pleasure to see your outstanding work on “Game Of Thrones” come to fruition! Kudos to you sir!

Anne Fuller on

Molly and Francis are both lovely American names. Their Mom is the most beautiful and down-to-earth actress in Hollywood. Congrats to all.

Catherine on

I love the name Molly! My husband and I want to name our future daughter Molly Dove! I was a little worried about Molly because it’s one of the top dog names, but this gives me hope!!

piquantmolly on

Haute, this 30-year-old Molly can assure you that the name Molly grows along with you quite nicely, thankyouverymuch. I like that my name is still somewhat original, but not too out there. June is a cute choice as well.

molly on

Very cute. I love her oldest daughters name of Frances to call her Frankie. I wonder if they might end up going with June? So lovely! Congrats to them!

Kevin on

We have our own Molly June Smith and she was born on Fathers Day